About Strada

Strada means “street” in Italian. Streets matter to us. They’re the fundamental infrastructure of our cities and the core of our civic lives. They’re the connections between buildings, people, and public spaces. This is why we’re so inspired by them and it’s a shared commitment to these values that brought our principals together. Just as people mingle on city streets, our office is a place where we freely exchange ideas, challenging and inspiring one another to create exceptional work.

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A fresh patch on Lawrenceville’s collage

12.2016

Arsenal 201 is not the first development slated to transform a former industrial site in Pittsburgh. It won’t be the first exciting new place to live in Lawrenceville, and it’s not the first mixed-use project to offer a staggering list of amenities and communal spaces. So how will it capture our attention? Rob Dower, the ...

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Congress for New Urbanism awards ongoing success of Market Square Place

06.2014Building, Firm news, Places
By Administrator

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) honored the Market Square Place project with a Charter Award of Merit for the Best Block as part of its 2014 Global Awards Program for Excellence in Urban Design. Designed by Strada and developed by Millcraft Investments, Market Square Place exemplifies the tenets of smart urban development. By joining ...
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CSI/Building Enclosure Council Seminar Day

05.2014Building, Design, Firm news, Ideas
By Joshua T Lessard, Assoc. AIA, CSI

This past week, Strada Principal Chris Kenney set Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture buzzing with industry experts engaging in a dialogue on Net-Zero and Net-Positive design. The annual CSI/Building Enclosure Council Seminar Day brings together representatives from viewpoints and professions as wide and varied as architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and politicians to discuss many of the ...
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Bringing bold shapes to life through fashion

05.2014Design, Ideas
By Monika Gibson

Monika Gibson and Leah Patgorski decided last winter to work together on a collection for Carnegie Mellon University’s Spirit Fashion Show. Monika’s work had been selected for the event in previous years, and though Leah had not done a fashion show before, she was interested in applying her perspective as an artist to wearable clothing. ...
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Sorting patterns of activity in New York City’s Theater District

05.2014Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

Principal Ed Shriver has been researching, writing, and speaking for years about how people and commerce interact in urban environments. On Thursday at the AIA’s Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Conference, he will present New York City’s 42nd Street as a test case. Ed will explain patterns in the urban ecosystem of the Theater District ...
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The lowly metal lid

05.2014Design, Ideas, Places
By Ray McCaughey, RA

Designers of all stripes take mental pictures all the time. They build mental catalogs of elements of the world that many take for granted, or never notice at all. Designers like details that inspire them, or things that they note are beautiful, because adding those touches to an environment pays the design-karma forward. Today’s example ...
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Think about it! The Franklin Institute’s new exhibit—Your Brain—opens soon.

05.2014Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

The Franklin Institute’s new exhibit on the brain is set to open on June 14, 2014. Strada was delighted to work with The Franklin Institute on the design of a crowded Street Scene, a central feature of the exhibit that integrates a dizzying array of illusions. Come wander down the street see how your brain ...
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Tackling an urban design challenge with ULI in Raleigh-Durham

05.2014Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Rob Dower, LEED AP

Many of our staff have been involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI). This is a volunteer organization comprised of real estate professionals, planners, architects, and corresponding legal and financial disciplines. The mission of ULI is to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land, and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.” Recently, I ...
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A captivating glimpse of Hong Kong and Macau

04.2014Places
By Sam Kriegler

This April, I found myself traveling to Hong Kong on vacation with virtually no idea of what to expect. My brother has been living there for about a year and invited me to visit. So I grabbed my camera and blindly hopped on the plane for a 16-hour flight. My brother’s apartment is in the ...
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Innovation on display at SCUP Midatlantic Conference

04.2014Building, Design, Ideas
By Stacey Blankin, LEED ND

Where does an idea come from? And how does it become more than just a thought? Well, if you are anything like me, it is time to step away from your desk and start tossing ideas around with your peers and colleagues. One theme that came up again and again at the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional ...
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Where coffee talk turns into concepts that are fit to print

03.2014Design
By admin@stradallc

Strada relishes collaborations with innovators like Keith Leaphart, founder of The Creative Café@Replica. Located at the Science Center in University City, a cafe combining printing services with delicious coffee now seems like an obvious addition for such a hotbed of innovation and creativity. The hybrid café, designed by Strada, is featured here in the Philadelphia ...
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